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How to choose the right type of lenses

For your pair of glasses, there are many types of lenses to choose from. 

But out of them all, do you know the best choice for your eyes? 

You can choose the perfect lens for you by having a good understanding of lenses and what they offer. 

Lenses are used to enhance your vision, and it will depend on your individual requirements. 

Single vision lenses

These are the most common type of lenses.  

They are made for one prescription and are used to correct eye conditions such as nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism 

Bifocal lenses

Bifocal lenses contain two powers in one! 

This means that these lenses contain two prescriptions that help you clearly see objects that are both near and far through the same lens.  

Progressive lenses

This type of lens will help you see 3 distances clearly. 

Having 3 power strengths blended into the same glass, 

They allow you to clearly see  

  • Near distance–so you can read with ease 
  • Middle distance- to watch TV, and enjoy sports 
  • Far distance–for safe driving 

without having to change or adjust your glasses! 

Many think that lenses are just for correcting your vision, but did you know some lenses can protect the eyes from UV rays and other harmful elements?

Photochromic lenses

Photochromic lenses are adaptive to light.  

This means that they are clear indoors and automatically darken when you step outside. 

They change its filter whenever you go out, helping to protect your eyes throughout the day against harmful UV rays. 

Here’s an example of how a photochromic lens works.  

Anti-glare lenses

Have you ever had trouble with very bright lights reflecting in your lens while you go out or drive? 

Anti-glare lenses come with an anti-reflective coating, that reduces this glare that reflects in your eye lens.  

Blue light protective lenses

This type of lens is common among people who constantly work in front of digital screens. 

Spending too much time in front of a computer screen or mobile phone makes your eyes exposed to harmful blue–light that is emitted through them. 

This lens helps block those harmful rays 

 offering your eyes 

  • visual comfort 
  • preventing them from pain and eye strain. 
  • Improving your sleep quality 

UV protective lenses

If you enjoy spending time outdoors, UV protective lenses are your safe buddy. 

Just as you need sunscreen to protect your skin from sunburn, UV protective lenses are the answer to protect your eyes against harmful sun rays.  

This lens will provide you with safe and comfortable vision while you are outside! 

So, with these many types of lenses to choose from,  

You need to choose the ideal lens for your eyes out of them all! 

For this, you need an understanding of your eye health requirements and daily lifestyle.  

Try to answer the questions below to select the best type of lens for your eyes.  

Do you have trouble seeing things up close or far away? 

Short-sightedness or farsightedness can be corrected through single-vision prescription lenses. If you have trouble seeing objects that are both near and far, you may need progressive lenses. 

Do you have trouble reading? 

Having trouble reading can be easily corrected through progressive lenses

Do you use the computer a lot? 

If so, blue light glasses can prevent eye strain and block the harmful blue light that is emitted through digital screens. 

Are you an outdoors person? 

UV lenses are useful in protecting your eyes from harmful UV rays from the sun. 

Photochromic lenses give comfortable vision both indoors and outdoors. 

Do you play a lot of sports? 

If so, anti-scratch lens coatings on your glasses can help you enjoy your active lifestyle with no worries! 

For extra protection try using a certified lens cleaning kit to keep that dirt and dust off your lenses. 

We recommend using the ZEISS Cleaning kit, which cleans your lenses effectively leaving no scratches. 

You can also use an anti-fog spray to keep your lenses free from fogging caused by humidity! 

Order your favorite Zeiss anti-fog products here

Do you drive at night? 

Anti-glare lenses will prevent the glare that reflects through your lens when you drive at night! 

 So, now you have a simple idea about the lenses that suit your lifestyle! 

For more professional support to protect your vision, 

Visit Wickramarachchi opticians where our team of certified optometrists will help choose the ideal products and solutions for your eyes. 

Visit us to experience advanced eye testing with the latest equipment and technology! 

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